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The Indian Dream.. by spineless-splendour The Indian Dream.. by spineless-splendour
"Although we may not know the symbolic meaning of Indian headdress, many people find them to be beautiful works of art. It is believed that the Sioux Indians created what is thought of as the traditional Indian headdress. This is the feathered headdress often seen on warriors and chiefs in paintings and pictures. Only the most brave and powerful of the tribe wore headdresses.

Before the invasion on their land of the white man, the custom of wearing Indian headdress spread through the many tribes. However, each headdress varies from tribe to tribe as it represents the culture of each tribe. The individual wearing it would often customize Indian headdresses, thus making it unique to that individual.

People always associate Indian headdress with feathers, but do you know what the feathers represent? Warriors earned a feather each time he did something the tribe felt was a brave act. Many times, the first feather earned by a warrior was given to him for being seen as an adult member of the tribe. However, the warrior was not just given the feather. The warrior had to prepare himself to receive such an honor and that often require days of fasting and meditation.

Each time the warrior earned a feather, he would either wear it (but he only wore a couple into battle) or put it on a pole used for special occasions. Once he had collected enough feathers, they were then made into a headdress. Because each feather had a special meaning, binding them together in a headdress made that Indian headdress even more special. Only the men, closest friends of the warrior, were involved in making the headdress. The Indian chiefs also “earned” each of their feathers. The most prized of all feathers to receive for an Indian headdress was the Golden Eagle feather. Because the Indians saw the eagle as a messenger of God, this feather could only be earned through hardship, loyalty, and strength.
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I did not write this article, it was simply a stimulus for this piece.. i hope you like :aww: :heart:

Entered in to Native American Indians Contest :) [link]
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alc26 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
excellent lighting, an her face is superb, an well defined..
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SaEun Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
uhg that whole caption is such colonialist racist bullshit. why would you post that. as a native person i am just appalled.
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IsaHiya Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Truly Beautiful !!!
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ROOKIELINES Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Beautiful
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Mantulan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 well done <3
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ParisLynne Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011   Photographer
She looks like Robin from MNTM!
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations :clap:
As part of your prize in the Native American Indian Contest you have been featured in my Sept 13th journal here [link]
:heart: Elle Evans
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Aseamlessbonds Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Student General Artist
Congratulations for winning Honourable Mention in :iconcontest-cornucopia: Native American (Indian) Contest! :clap::woohoo::glomp:
Here's the News Article [link] :iconblakelord:
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dAb-blingin-art Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Fantastic work!!
I have featured you in my journal this evening!
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Manwathiell-Stock Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Your entry is now official ! Good luck !! :wave:
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retransmission Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010   Traditional Artist
very cool shot!
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Manwathiell-Stock Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
We invite you to participate on this contest, open to old entries: [link]

Kindly read the rules!!

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Benthos1 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
Love the picture and the history lesson, thanks a bunch!
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spineless-splendour Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009   Photographer
Thank you!! :aww:
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Ejipta Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
I adore this. Thank you for the information about Indian customs. It's absolutely beautiful.
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spineless-splendour Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009   Photographer
Your very welcome :aww: and thank you so much!!!! It makes me so happy to hear when people enjoy my work :)
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alc26 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
Very well done with lighting bringing out the lovely contours of the bones, and drama from the eyes and the foliage. primitive but lovely
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spineless-splendour Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008   Photographer
Thank you very much!! Im glad you like it :aww:
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Morales121 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Student Interface Designer
I like this one, It seems to present a real serious message just looking at it. Great job
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spineless-splendour Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008   Photographer
Thanks :D and for the fav ofcourse :D you so kind giving me all these faves :aww:
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Morales121 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Student Interface Designer
well you have a lot of work I like, so I would say you deserve them
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spineless-splendour Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008   Photographer
:D! :glomp: :heart:
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